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Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
is considered the father of modern south africa, nelson mandela has died. he was 95, known respectfully as madiba by south africans, he dedicated his life to the fight against apartheid and went on to become the country's first black president. nhk world's chie yanagichi reports. >> reporter: the news was shocking but not unexpected. >> fellow south africans, our beloved nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation, has departed. >> reporter: minutes after president jacob zuma announced mandela's death, south africans started to mourn and remember. >> so painful. i just can't believe it. >> we cry with the family and the nation, we have a great loss. >> reporter: mandela had been in and out of hospital since 2011 because of a lung infection and other ailments. he died at home on thursday night, surrounded by family. nelson mandela was born in 1918 in a small village in south africa's eastern cape province. in university, he became involved in the movement to abolish the policy of racial segregation known as apartheid. after he became active with african national congr
Dec 6, 2013 8:30pm PST
into the sea. south africans am mourning the death of former president nelson mandela and they feel and how they'll be able to be seen in the final fat well as applying them in oil said this into hummus bank on cheese steak and a state funeral in him and then as embedded on sunday next week. i can't stand the test ninety nine he helped lead the fight against a contest and won the nobel peace prize south african to find plants in town staff and a hardened officials sentosa went to plan and no one stands on this independence day when he die. he seemed to match the taking. was this evening if we can cease. uni team lau. too many nights. and justice. in our country. and do it. well gold as a planning to attend the mineral hill said this and seek an all white town specs business as us president barack obama who go to south africa for this fine nation ow. nice to know the sec offensive around the world of man canberra nationals puzzled be facing in the twenty fourteen world cup officials but the game's governing body have a chill in the tournament's host nation itself. a divided thirty two teams
Dec 7, 2013 11:30pm PST
. >>> south africans are taking to the streets to pay tribute to their late leader, nelson mandela. crowds of people gathered from early saturday morning in mandela square in johannesburg, the nation's largest city. they offered flowers in front of a statue of mandela. people attached messages, expressing thanks to the anti apartheid leader, and praising his achievements. mourners from different ethnic groups formed long lines to sign the book of condolence. >> thankful that he's gone, but also celebrating his life, celebrating what he has done for us as his people. so just want to thank him. >> the country's leaders plan to hold a national memorial service for mandela on tuesday in johannesburg. there will be a state funeral next sunday in the eastern village of cue knew, where mandela grew up. >>> six men suspected of stealing a truck carrying a load of radioactive material in mexico are in hospital for possible radiation exposure. a group of gunmen hijacked a truck outside mexico city on monday. it was carrying a cobalt 60, a radioactive substance used for medical applications. police l
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
of nelson mandela they can to protect leader and first black president of south africa as fighting continues in the central african republic. the un as or princeton to get more foreign troops to try and stabilize the country and neither are your rights manager this restaurant for showtime has devised a novel with paint what you want from the sea. people in south africa and around the world are mourning and reflecting on the life of nelson mandela he dedicated his life to the fight against apartheid and has been a symbol for freedom and equality. mandela became the african nation's first black president. many see him as an inspiration for courage hope and reconciliation. he died at the age of ninety five. nhk world nordic o'connor reports the fan. man we man. young and old. south african scam and outside counsel month to month home too late to get to the innkeeper. many considered him to find an opening stand. do you really read blogs that i was when he sings to him. he was in the aisle in the woods again is he on the union the difference tensions in the united states again. most of the metha
Dec 5, 2013 8:30pm PST
the father of modern south africa nelson mandela has died he was ninety five. known simply as medina. he dedicated his life to the fight against apartheid and went on to become the country's first black president. so the pic use. go read out to see what he does someone do the funding president. but open to the nation. this deprives the pasta farm. his footy. in good company all peas from the out islands today is tuesday. on the field. hope to some the team gathering outside and dallas county jail has courage. it's one of many tributes for a seat in south africa and elsewhere in the coming hours and days and i would be in and out of hospital since two thousand and eleven because of recurring a lung infection and other ailments. he's behind his wife six children seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren literally it is on speaking about and downright what he meant to the world. here's some of the us doesn't debacle gonna have to see a short time ago. we've lost for the most influential courageous and profoundly good human beings that many of us will share time with on this e
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
of state or government are to attend a memorial service for former south african president nelson mandela. among those taking part is u.s. president barack obama. japan's crown prince will also be at the ceremony. the prince will be the first imperial family member to attend a funeral or a memorial event overseas for a nonroyal. the crowned prince is accompanied by the former prime minister, who will attend the service as a special envoy. they left tokyo aboard a government plane on monday afternoon. the prince will arrive in johannesburg on tuesday morning. >>> there's a severe winter storm in eastern united states, and here's our meteorologist robert speta with the details. robert, how bad is the situation? >> well, gene, this past weekend many people without power, all the way from texas, extending up into new england. today, it does look like the worst of it is in new england, but you're seeing icing all the way across the appalachian mountains here and this is cause for at least 2,000 flights to be cancelled. anybody traveling, it has been a rough go. you see the cloud cover, most of
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